Helping my kids deal with loss

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It’s been one week since Maggie passed away and we wanted to try to keep the kids distracted today.

Kids with Autism are especially prone to struggling with loss and tend to benefit a great deal from distraction. Trying to process already confusing emotions is difficult and at least my kids tend to perseberate.

It’s been a rough seven days for most of us and it somehow seemed fitting to spend the one week anniversary of her death, outside enjoying the sun. She loved being outside and basking in the sun.

Lizze and I took the boys to the park and let them explore this afternoon.



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The boys had a great time. We all had a great time actually. Everyone seems to be doing okay and I’m grateful for that.

Gavin still doesn’t appear to even realize that Maggie’s gone. Maybe he just doesn’t want to talk about it but it honestly seems that he is oblivious to everything..



While I wish I knew how he was feeling, at the end of the day he seems okay. That’s better than being miserable, so perhaps this is one of those blissful ignorance moments I should just be grateful for..

Either way, Maggie is sorely missed and it’s going to take some time to adjust.

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About Rob Gorski

Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

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